Introduction: Space Origami: Alien Mothership
A mother ship (or mothership) is a vehicle (e.g. ship, aircraft or spacecraft) that leads, serves or carries other, usually smaller vehicles. The concept of a mother ship has achieved prominence in science fiction and UFO lore, extending the idea to spaceships that serve as the equivalent of flagships among a fleet. In this context, mother ship is often spelled as one word: mothership. A mothership may be large enough that its body contains a station for the rest of the fleet.
So, are you ready to make your own Alien Mothership?!
Step 1: Materials Required
So, to make your Mothership, you will require the following items-
- 7 squares of paper (The dimensions of my sheets were 14.8*14.8)
- Gluestick/Glue (I used a superglue stick for better adhesion)
Step 2: Preparing the Sheets
Ok, so first of all, take one sheet of paper. Now, follow the pics and do it.
- Turn the paper so it is in a shape of a rhombus.
- Fold it in half.
- Open it.
- Make a tomb crease.
- Open the top crease.
- Make the right side like that.
- Now fold as shown.
- Do the same on the opposite corner.
- Open the both.
- Fold it from the upper right corner to the lower bottom corner.
- Open it up and you are done!
Step 3: And Again!
Now, simply repeat Step 2 for the rest of the papers!
Step 4: Building the Mothership!
Now what you have to do is turn all the prepared papers upside down. Now follow the pics and steps.
- Glue the 2 pieces together.
- Continue gluing and make a complete circle (Its OK if the circle bends a little... just make sure not to add more pieces).
- Turn the sun-like shape upside down.
- Start folding the creases that we made in step 2 (step number 10)
- Now, glue the pieces as shown in the picture.
- Continue gluing and make sure you are careful with the last one.
- After gluing, let it dry and your Mothership is finished! Congratulations!
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